samwu thumb medium80 78eNCA reports that protest action broke out in Meyerton on Thursday morning when municipal employees at the Midvaal Municipality barricaded roads with rocks and burning tyres.  

Public order policing were dispatched to the area to deal with the violence.  The SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) confirmed that its members participated in the protest action.  A member was shot in the leg with a rubber bullet, while two other members were arrested.  Union shop steward Lucky Nhlapo said the workers were protesting about victimisation, promotion, racism, maladministration and sexual harassment, amongst other things.

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